Mondavi event focuses on chocolate

The Robert Mondavi Institute hosts the event “Chocolate” on Saturday, Feb. 4, featuring lectures, tastings and displays of all things chocolate. Lou Grivetti, author and professor emeritus of the UC Davis department of nutrition, will discuss “Chocolate: Heritage of the Americas,” to be followed by a guided chocolate and wine tasting. The event takes place […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Name droppers: UCD Med student Chambers earns scholarship

Monique Chambers, a third-year medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine, is one of five students nationwide receiving a $5,000 Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship Nov. 7 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Medical Colleges in Denver, Colo. The medical-student scholarships recognize efforts to address inequity in medical education and […]

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

12 for forty: Healthy eating during the season of indulgence

If you’re anything like me, by the time you read this you’ll have had your fill of the overly rich, overly sweet and possibly too alcoholic fare that pervades the winter holidays. While there were very good reasons for our great-great-greats to lighten the darkest winter days with all that food, it doesn’t translate well […]

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Yolo Mambo returns for Happy Thursday

Yolo Mambo, a quartet specializing in spicy Latin, blues and pop, will perform at Rominger West’s Happy Thursday gathering from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will sip on discounted wine by the glass and enjoy “California comfort food” from Stone Soup Catering. Composed of Catherine […]

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fruit tree training, pruning covered at seminar

All are invited to learn how fruit tree training and pruning done during the winter dormant season helps create a desired tree structure, directs new growth and encourages good spring fruit set at a free workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Grace Garden. Other winter care of fruit trees also will be discussed. […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

A balancing act

R.J. Roush, a third-year UC Davis student majoring in wildlife biology, practices balancing on a low line in front of the Outdoor Adventures building during a break on campus last month. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Davis kids are making spirits bright

Whether it was collecting holiday gifts for underprivileged children, making beautiful, handcrafted wooden toys to give away, or singing carols and visiting with the elderly, the youth of Davis have done their part this holiday season to make spirits brighter for their Davis neighbors. Earlier this month, members of the Davis High School cheerleading squad […]

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Top 5 kids: Best-selling children’s books of 2011

1. “Inheritance” (Inheritance Cycle Series #4), by Christopher Paolini 2. “Cabin Fever” (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #6), by Jeff Kinney 3. “The Son of Neptune” (Heroes of Olympus Series #2), by Rick Riordan 4. “The Hunger Games” (Hunger Games Series #1), by Suzanne Collins 5. “The Throne of Fire” (Kane Chronicles Series #2), […]

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

1,140 toys! Davis Community Gift Project a success

Elisa Stone thought it might just take a miracle to collect 800 toys for low-income children this holiday season. For years Stone has led the Davis Community Church toy drive, and collecting less than half that number of toys has proved challenging over the years. But this holiday season, given the ever-growing number of families in […]

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

STEAC helps families over the holidays

Migrant workers arrived to Davis in the ’60s with the promise of work. But in 1967, it wasn’t work that greeted those workers, it was rain. That winter, rain disrupted picking season and kept those workers from providing for their families. It also forced them to live on the street or in their cars without […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Finding peace in the holiday hustle

Join in The Longest Night Service When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road FYI: Donations of wool and fleece scarves, hats and socks for the Interfaith Winter Rotating Shelter will be collected Blue Christmas Service When: 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Peace on Earth, […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Trautt family celebrates 65th wedding anniversary

Sixty-five years after they said their vows in Paris, Edward and Ludmila (Toussia) Trautt of Davis celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 11, 2011. Edward is 96 and Ludmila will be 90 in February. They celebrated by attending Sunday Mass and renewing their vows at St. James Catholic Church in Davis, with the Rev. […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Savoring the solstice with nectar of the gods

I become a pagan in December. The waning light triggers some ancestral fear that darkness will this time prevail, arriving earlier, remaining later, until it envelopes the earth entirely. Maybe the winter I spent in Scandinavia exacerbates the foreboding — aggravated further by a Ray Bradbury story in which a group of children on a […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Give fruitcakes — yes, fruitcakes — for the holidays

By Daniel Neman Pity the poor maligned fruitcake. It’s much abused, much assailed. It even has its own genre of jokes: “There is nothing dangerous about fruitcakes as long as people pass them along without eating them.” It is one of the most dreaded of all Christmas gifts, yet also one of the most given. […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,